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Shou' Shu' Podcast - Episode 1

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Submitted by Shun Shifu Weaver on Sun, 09/07/2014 - 22:29

Welcome to Shou' Shu' podcast episode 1.

Part of learning the martial arts is of course the classes and the time spent training. Another part is the stories and explanations that are passed down verbally. Most of the time these are passed down in the times after training. After we have turned the camera off. So to make sure you get all of these wonderful understandings that will help you grow in Shou' Shu' I've started up a podcast. Here I'll pass down the talks and stories that I think round out your training.

Today I Injured a Kid

Submitted by Xue Sheng on Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:00

Injuring an opponent can be upsetting but also a lesson learned. After an opponent decided to continuously play rough in a randori, the author decided it was essential to return the favor. With the upper hand in weight and no need for the addition of energy in combat, he made the wrong choice to attempt tani otoshi after being pulled off balance. Though he felt terrible about injuring his opponent, he learned lessons to help him become a safer partner.


Submitted by Xue Sheng on Sat, 08/09/2014 - 10:00

It is widely held that certainty about the real world is a failed historical enterprise (that is, beyond deductive truths, tautology, etc.). This is in large part due to the power of David Hume’s problem of induction. Physicist Carlo Rovelli adds that certainty, in real life, is useless or often damaging.

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Guaranteed Success

Submitted by Xue Sheng on Sat, 08/09/2014 - 07:00

It is important to take note in martial arts that in learning to do the techniques and applying it to an actual event is not similar. In this article, the author suggested that in the video he watched, all the moves done by the teacher and the attacker are calculated so therefore there is a guaranteed success that all the techniques he know about martial arts will hit its mark. He is not against this kind of display but feels that it is not right.


Submitted by Xue Sheng on Fri, 08/08/2014 - 13:00

Quitting is something most people have wanted to do in their lives. The answer for that, from the adults in charge was to forge on. It is not unusual to want to quit, but when it is a child, your child, it is a shock. It is the job of the parent to make sure that they don’t. As long as you are making the decisions, do what is best for them.

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Karate Stance or Muay Thai Stance, the Difference is Activation

Submitted by Xue Sheng on Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:01

The importance allotted to historical tradition by karate, and similar arts, results in something similar to the historical weapons used in battle re-enactments such as those of the sealed knot, i.e. sub-optimal in modern times. This post shows how karate?s emphasis on form over function results in a “flat” inactive “fighting” stance which is in stark contrast to the activated, primed posture of the Muay Thai stance.

Forged to Fight

Submitted by Xue Sheng on Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:00

The article, which is an excerpt from an article at Title Boxing Blog, discusses the psychology of fighting and how being involved in physical, contact sports like boxing can cause the body to convert cells into lean tissue. The article discusses how participating in such high impact, high contact sports will cause your body to adapt, and your brain to send signals to the body, that it needs to be protected, and build muscle instead of fat.

How to Be More Aggressive in Sparring

Submitted by Xue Sheng on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:00

When you fight, you are not supposed to be angry. When you lose your head, the opponent can read your movement easier. You can be aggressive without being angry, perhaps people pretend to be angry just to scare you. You should be keeping your opponent on the defensive with a few kicks and when they decide to strike back, block and strike at their openings. Never back up because it will signal to them that they are controlling the fight.